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U227·SUNDAY WORKSHOP: Improve Student Academic Performance and Retention – The 'Design Your Process to Become a World-Class Engineering Student' Project
Workshop · First-Year Programs Division
Sun. June 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Room 270, New Orleans Convention Center
Session Description

Ticketed event: $35.00
This workshop is facilitated by experienced First-Year Engineering Educators and offers a collaborative format for people interested in improving first-year engineering student success. Participants will be divided into groups. Specific structured discussions include:
• What is student success?
• How to advance first-year students to work to their full potential?
• Exploration of a student’s reflection on how to be successful as a first-year engineering student;
• Implementing the “Design Your Process to Become a World Class Engineering Student”;
• Incorporate the project in existing courses/seminars;
• Collaborative learning strategies to support the objectives of the project;
• Grading solutions for high enrollment courses;
• Barriers for implementing the project;
• Available support material for the project;
• Joining the research effort – implement, assess, publish.
The collaborative nature of this workshop is aimed to provide participants the opportunity to develop a support network that will extend beyond the workshop and will help with the implementation of the project. The diverse backgrounds of the facilitators will assure a comprehensive treatment of the material presented.

  1. Dr. Steffen Peuker

    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


  2. Dr. Raymond B. Landis

    California State University, Los Angeles


  3. Dr. Gayle E. Ermer

    Calvin College


  4. Dr. Krishna Pakala

    Boise State University


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